case w/ extra room up top for 2x H80i

provoko

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I have dual socket mobo and 2x H80i already. H80i is too wide and deep for my current case which is Zalman MS800 and I want to attach them to the top of the case.

A hot-swap cage w/ at least 2 bays would be nice too.

Any recommendations? Thanks.
 

provoko

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Hmmmm, in this pic it does seem like it has a tiny bit of extra space beyond a fan:
http://cdn.overclock.net/a/ab/500x1000px-LL-ab9d4d40_004.jpeg

I found this list of h80i case compatibility list, i'll start going through it to find my preferred case:
H80 & H80i

COOLER MASTER
CM690 Std
Fits Rear in P/P configuration - LINK
Does not fit top, makes contact with MB heatsink and RAM with some HW. May be okay with other MBs.Adv versions of the case have a bit more room, but check first.
CM690 II Adv
Fits in rear without modding - LINK
Storm Enforcer (SGC-1000-KWN1)
Fits Rear without issue. LINK & LINK
Storm Scout
Fits in Push/Pull - LINK - H80i
Storm Sniper
Fits rear and top fan mounts, awaiting pics.
HAF 912
Will fit rear fan mount. - H80i
Custom mod for front - LINK
HAF 922
Fits in rear - LINK
HAF 932
Fits rear fan mount - LINK
Cosmos S
Should fit, with some caveats/restrictions - See LINK
Elite 430
Fits on rear fan mount, may be HW dependant - LINK
Rear Mounted - H80i
Elite 431
Fits in the rear mount, might be HW dependant - See LINK
Silencio
Fits on rear mount without issue - LINK

SILVERSTONE
RAVEN 3
Fits, please view LINK
TJ10
Fits on rear fan mount - LINK
TJ08-E
Fits, limited room - LINK & LINK
FT03
Fits on rear fan mount - LINK
Fortress FT01
Fits on rear mount in push/pull - LINK

CORSAIR
200R
Fits rear in push pull, no issues - H80i
500R
Fits rear, no issues - LINK
600t
Fits top but require modding for P/P configuration as per H100 LINK
650D
Fits - LINK
300R
Fits rear, no issues - H80

NZXT
Phantom (please see details, different versions are unconfirmed!)
Fit in the front - LINK (PIC SHOWS H50, but H80 will also fit)
Fits in the rear - H80i
Source 210
Fits on rear mount - H80i

Thermaltake
Armor A60
Fits rear mount - Link
Armor (VA8000BWS)
Fits in Push/Pull - LINK
Armor (VH6001)
Fits but not as Push/Pull inside the case, see link, also may be possible to have one fan externalLINK
V9 Black
Fits rear fan mount - LINK
Element G
Fits, no issues - LINK

ANTEC
Antec NSK6000 / 6500 / 6580 / 6580b
Fits rear. - LINK
200
Fits rear mount in P/P but may be HW Dependant - LINK
300
Fits rear in push pull - LINK
900
Fist rear with minor mod to side panel clip - LINK & H80i
1100
Fits on rear mount - LINK
1200
Fits rear fan mounts, using bottom my affect other components - LINK
P183 V3
Fits top or rear - LINK for REAR
LanBoy Air
Fits in P/P - LINK

FRACTAL DESIGN
Define XL
H70 Fits in rear as P/P, H80 should also fit. LINK
Define Mini
Will fit but may be HW dependant - LINK
Arc Midid
Fits rear fan mount - LINK
R2 & R3
Fits in rear - LINK
Additional R3 - LINK
R4
Fits in front, link is for H60 but H80 should work the same - LINK
Core 1000
Should fit, see comments in LINK - Also confirmed now may fit with losing some of the vertical drive mountings - LINK
Fits in the front with some modding - H80i
Core 3000
Fits on rear fan mount - LINK

LIAN Li
PC-7FN
Fits but need to remove rubber grommets from fan mount - Awaiting link
PC-7FNWX
Fits on rear mounts if you remove the rubber gromets see - H80i

CaseLabs
SM8
Will fit on rear mount or on top mount - LINK

ASUS
TA-D2
Tight squeeze, but fits - LINK

AZZA
Solano 1000
Fits on rear mount, both fans internally may impact side panel fan - See LINK

BITFENIX
Prodigy
Fits on rear mount, See H80i

Rosewill
Thor V2
Fits on rear mount without issues, See H80i

Zalman
Z12
Fits on rear mount without issues, See H80i & H80i
 

Topweasel

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Really any case that fits a H100 in theory should support two H80's.

I love my HAF x and thinking about it you could go two routes on that. It comes with 1 200mm fan at the top near the far back. In theory you could A.) Mount one H80 at the rear exhuast and setup the second H80 in the the second 200mm spot (should fit 120mm, 140mm, and 200mm) or you could remove the the other 200mm fan and leave the 140mm in the back). That way you could mount both of them in the top. The other advantage is that you mount it so that the top fans are under the "hood" and above the chasis so that the fan/radiator/fan doesn't extend as far into the motherboard. This would also work the same way on the HAF XM.

The X and the XM don't have cage's perse, but they have quick swap bays. The XM's is easier to use but only supports 2.5 inch drives if I remember right. The X's bays support 3.5 but because of supporting both you have to screw them into the trays.

Just as an FYI that list seems old (2011ish without the inclusion of the HAF X on CM, which I am currently enjoying an H80 with).
 

Mosher

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H80i is a thick (what... 45-50mm) rad? I would suggest a Fractal Arc Midi for a mid tower. Haf x is a good case and could do it. Corsair 540 I think would work.
 

Topweasel

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Yeah but it won't work for him. He needs to fit 2 H80's not 1. That only has one top mount and one rear exhaust either which would support an H80. But because of how close the top fan is to the the exhaust port the two would conflix when installing two radiators with two fans.

OP as a general tip what you are looking for isn't a case on the H80 support list. You are looking for a case on the H100 support list. Anything that supports the H100 at the top should have enough room that even if you can not mount booth of them at the top like the HAF X you should at least be able to mount the H80 at the 120mm fan spot at the top closest to the front of the case. Most mid towers like the Arc midi will have the 5.25" drives to close to the mobo to support this.
 

Mosher

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With a Dual CPU MB, in a Arc Midi R2 probably mount 1 on the roof\rear and the other on the front with the top HDD rack removed...

Although I thought because of the offset of the 120mm fan mounts on the roof both would fit in the top really
 
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